KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Missouri school Superintendent John Covington submitted his resignation Wednesday, after a two-year tenure in which he closed about half the district's schools. Board member Arthur Benson also resigned.
School board president Airick Leonard West announced Covington's resignation at the beginning of Wednesday night's board meeting. Benson says Covington gave his reasons for resigning in a closed session with the board. The board has not yet accepted the resignation.
Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process. When the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art found out they'd be able to keep three of New York-based artist Roxy Paine's Scumak sculptures, they decided to open up the decision to the public.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Mo. – Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Education groups in Missouri say they are confident they can strike a deal with lawmakers to settle confusion over a new state law governing how students and teachers interact using social media such as Facebook.
The federal government should pay 100 percent of the cost of flood damage in Missouri. That's according to some members of the Missouri Senate.
KANSAS CITY, MO. – In the Kansas City region, nearly everyone losing power from three vicious windstorms the past five days is back with fans, air conditioning and working refrigerators. KCP&L doubled its workforce with outside help to restore most of 238 thousand homes and businesses.
The last remaining pocket of about 50 addresses is where work is concentrated now, along and north of Independence avenue in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, a Republican from the 2nd District, hopes Congress will be able to reach compromise on some important issues when lawmakers return to Washington in September.
Missouri lawmakers will return to Jefferson City the day after Labor Day (Sept. 6th) to begin their special session.
A proposed settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by Missouri residents against LegalZoom, an online vendor of legal forms and documents.
KANSAS CITY, KS – Driving through Overland Park on the southern end of the I- 435 loop, KCUR's Susan B. Wilson noticed a large rotating object protruding into the sky. Curious, she took the highway exit and brings you this story about the Windjet 5, a small wind turbine that is showing Johnson County what the future of sustainable building design might look like. And sounds like.
KANSAS CITY, MO – For over 60 years, the Johnson County Sun covered suburban news. But on Tuesday, August 16, its parent company, NPG Co., told the staff of 20 that the paper would be coming to an end.
OLATHE, Ks. – A national tragedy was brought very close home this week when the remains of several of the soldiers killed when a Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan returned to the area.
30 Americans and eight Afghanis were on board and they all died. It was the single largest loss of US troops since the war began in Afghanistan almost ten years ago. And five of the 38 people who died in that helicopter crash had a connection to this region.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new report from the Missouri state auditor says Gov. Jay Nixon did not follow the Missouri Constitution when he withheld $170 million from the current budget to help fund disaster relief.
The Kansas City Ballet today kicks off a two-week celebration of its new home in the Crossroads, the $32 million dollar Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Utility crews are working to get power restored to tens of thousands of customers this morning.
Kansas City's chief of police and the deputy chief told the city council this week that more officers on the Plaza would likely control unruly mobs of kids who assemble there and avoid violence like last weekend's shooting.
Kansas City, MO. – The latest light rail proposal from Clay Chastain will not be on a fast track through the Kansas City Council.
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted without dissent today to hold a hearing on the tax measure in more than a month. That could kill a November vote and move it to next year.
But Committee Chair Russ Johnson argued a lot of time is needed for pro and con forces to build their cases--"the planning, funding and construction of public transit is as complex as it is important."
It's often a challenge for even the most hard-core jazz buffs to remember Missouri's pre-ragtime composer known as Blind Boone.
By Alex Smith
KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced a pledge of $200,000 to help restore the long-abandoned Boone Theater in the 18th and Vine District. While it's a welcome boost for the neighborhood, even many Missourians are hard-pressed to remember the 19th century composer and pianist for whom the theater was named.
Johnson County, Kansas – Experts from The Justice Center of The Council of State Governments in New York, and The Criminal Justice Institute in Boston, were in Johnson County this week talking with administrators of an innovative inmate- reentry program.
The consultants say the Johnson County program is becoming a national model.
OVERLAND PARK, Ks. – The last in a series of public forums on how to reform Medicaid in Kansas drew more than 300 people to the Overland Park Convention Center yesterday. As Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson reports, Kansas Governor Brownback has said he wants to find ways to improve care for Medicaid clients while saving money over the long term.
Kansas City Actors Theatre, or KCAT, has built a reputation for designing its seasons around a specific theme or playwright. In past years, the company studied marriage by mounting four different plays about it, and spotlighted Missouri-native Lanford Wilson by staging his three "Talley" plays.